EMG-based detection of inspiration in the rat diaphragm muscle

Douglas E. Dow, Carlos Bernardo Mantilla, Wen Zhi Zhan, Gary C Sieck

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Abstract

An algorithm to detect the timing of each breath from an electromyogram (EMG) signal was developed. The algorithm has low computation cost and would be suitable for applications of implantable diaphragm pacing devices or as a trigger for each breath generated by a mechanical ventilator. The algorithm was implemented both in a LabView program on a desktop computer and in a C program on a microcontroller chip, and was tested on the EMG signal from the left diaphragm muscle of an anesthetized rat via implanted electrodes. The breath detection by the algorithm was over 99% accurate when the anesthetized rat was lying still, but for periods when the rat was gently wiggled to introduce noise and irregular breathing patterns, 19% of the breaths were missed and false positives occurred 6% of the time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages1204-1207
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

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Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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  • Bioengineering

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Dow, D. E., Mantilla, C. B., Zhan, W. Z., & Sieck, G. C. (2006). EMG-based detection of inspiration in the rat diaphragm muscle. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pp. 1204-1207). [4029658] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260688